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How Hearing Loss May Affect Your Job

In Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When most people hear the term hearing loss, the first things that comes to mind are age related hearing loss, accidental or genetic. In actuality occupational hearing loss is one of the most commonly notes work related illnesses in the United States. What is occupational hearing loss? Occupational hearing loss is hearing loss that is directly related to or caused …

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Hearing Aids Mitigate Cognitive Decline in Older People          

In Cognitive Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

How Hearing Works If you are able, hearing is just something that just happens. Until you start to lose it, how hearing works may never cross your mind. To understand hearing loss, you should know how hearing works. First, sound enters the ear canal and moves to the eardrum. This sound causes the eardrum to vibrate. The sound vibrations work …

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Ear Infections & Hearing Loss

In Ear Anatomy by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Many types of hearing loss can range from major to almost not a bother at all. An ear infection is one of the most common reasons. Did you know that ear infection can cause temporary hearing loss and permanent loss? Understanding Ear Infections Infection could block sound waves from entering the ear canal or the middle ear. If you do …

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Can Hearing Loss Be Cured?

In Hearing Loss Treatment by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is a permanent, incurable condition that can affect your way of life. Untreated hearing loss not only hinders communication, but it can also cause problems like anxiety, depression, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Hearing impairment is a common ailment that comes with age. However, the elderly are not the only people who experience hearing impairment. Currently, there are close …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and part of understanding Alzheimer’s disease is learning to recognize when your loved one needs help and standing by them no matter what comes. At Roseville Diagnostic Hearing Center, we are committed to raising awareness around Alzheimer’s disease, as we are aware of the connections between untreated hearing loss and an increased risk for dementia. …

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Losing Your Sense of Hearing Can Affect Your Balance and Cause Falls

In Balance, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Cognitive changes are a normal process of aging, which is well documented in many scientific studies. Hearing loss and cognitive abilities are part of these changes that decline as you progress in your age. Unfortunately, untreated hearing loss is fairly common, but this dangerous occurrence can lead to a multitude of health and personal safety issues. You may not realize …

Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss, Hearing Loss Treatment, Untreated Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing loss is a common condition. Over 50 million Americans have hearing loss, and this includes and 60% of our returning veterans. More individuals have hearing loss than the combined number of those with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autism and osteoporosis altogether. But despite the high incidence of this condition but there is still a social stigma attached. A recent study conducted by Hear-it AISBL found that …

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

In Hearing Loss, Tinnitus by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you’re wondering if your tinnitus is causing hearing loss, there’s a chance that the tinnitus you are experiencing is pretty loud. But is it loud enough to cause hearing loss? Tinnitus is the experience of hearing noise not triggered by an external sound. Tinnitus noise frequently sounds like some kind of ringing in the ears, but it can also be a buzzing, clicking, roaring, …

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What to Ask During A Hearing Consultation

In Hearing Testing by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

When it comes to hearing loss, there is a huge gap between the knowledge of an average layman and a professional. Although you may have noticed that your hearing is not as good as it used to be, you most likely don’t understand the nature of your hearing condition or the things you can do about it. Only a trained …

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Coming to Terms with Your Hearing Loss

In Family & Relationships, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Realizing that you have hearing loss can be difficult, particularly for those who incur hearing loss through the natural process of aging. When this type of hearing loss occurs, a person is faced not only with the reality of getting older but also with the realization that the natural hearing ability that has been lost will not come back. The …